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Stake in Seafood Holdings For Sale

  Stake in Seafood Holdings For Sale

Private equity firm Risk Capital Partners is reported to be looking to sell its 24% stake in Seafood Holdings, a

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Eckes-Granini Continues International Expansion

  Eckes-Granini Continues International Expansion

German beverages producer Eckes-Granini Group is planning a fruit juices joint venture with Turkish firm Yildiz Holding. Eckes-Granini is one

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Northern Ireland Meat Companies Look to Growth in Global Markets

  Northern Ireland Meat Companies Look to Growth in Global Markets

Northern Ireland’s £1.5 billion meat industry must work on strategies that will reduce costs and increase its ability to exploit

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Decline in UK On-trade Continues to Benefit Off-trade

  Decline in UK On-trade Continues to Benefit Off-trade

Over the past year value has declined in the UK on-trade across most categories yet value has grown in the

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European Business News – Week ending September 17, 2010

Attention returned to the UK dairy sector last week following a surprise profits warning by fresh liquid milk specialist Robert

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Premiumisation in UK Grocery Market Puts Pressure on Asda

  Premiumisation in UK Grocery Market Puts Pressure on Asda

The latest grocery market figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 5th September 2010 show respectable growth in

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Dairy Crest Reassures Investors

  Dairy Crest Reassures Investors

UK dairy group Dairy Crest has moved to reassure investors following rival Robert Wiseman Dairies’ shock profits warning due to

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Atlantic Grupa Focusing on Integrating Droga Kolinska Acquisition

Atlantic Grupa, Croatia’s biggest food and healthcare company, is focusing on integrating its recent acquisition of Droga Kolinska, the largest

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Campari Acquires Liqueur Brands From William Grant For €128 Million

  Campari Acquires Liqueur Brands From William Grant For €128 Million

Italian drinks producer Gruppo Campari is acquiring the Carolans, Frangelico and Irish Mist brands from William Grant & Sons, the

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Robert Wiseman Dairies Cautions on Profits

  Robert Wiseman Dairies Cautions on Profits

UK liquid milk specialist Robert Wiseman Dairies has cautioned that whilst anticipated sales volumes for the year remain unchanged, operating

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Cadbury Helps Kraft to Hit Sweet Spot

  Cadbury Helps Kraft to Hit Sweet Spot

Kraft Foods has just outlined its new global development strategy and expects to deliver organic revenue growth of 5% or

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German Bakery Sale

German retail baker Kamps is selling a production unit and a chain of 100 stores in Hamburg to Nur Hier

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£4.6 Billion European Ice Cream Market Stays Cool Despite a Cold Economy

  £4.6 Billion European Ice Cream Market Stays Cool Despite a Cold Economy

New research from Mintel Global Market Navigator (GMN) reveals that Germans are the biggest ice cream lovers in Europe, with

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Strong Interim Results From Hilton Food Group

  Strong Interim Results From Hilton Food Group

UK-based Hilton Food Group, the leading specialist retail meat packing business supplying major international food retailers in Europe, has reported

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UK Food and Drink Processors Make First Step Towards 2020 Water Target

  UK Food and Drink Processors Make First Step Towards 2020 Water Target

Almost 500,000 cubic metres of water have already been saved as 36 of the UK’s leading food and drink manufacturers

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Coca-Cola Hellenic Maintains Position as a Global Sustainability Leader

  Coca-Cola Hellenic Maintains Position as a Global Sustainability Leader

Coca-Cola Hellenic has been recognised for its continuing commitment to embedding Corporate Social Responsibility into its operations across 28 countries

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Arla Foods UK Becomes Minority Shareholder in Westbury Dairies

  Arla Foods UK Becomes Minority Shareholder in Westbury Dairies

British dairy co-operatives First Milk and Milk Link have agreed terms for Arla Foods UK, the British arm of Scandinavian

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Biggest Fall in UK Alcohol Consumption in 60 Years

  Biggest Fall in UK Alcohol Consumption in 60 Years

UK drinkers are continuing to reduce their alcohol consumption, with 2009 seeing the sharpest year-on-year decline since 1948, according to

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French Miller Strengthens Position With Acquisition

French milling group Moulins Soufflet has acquired Grands Moulins d’Ozon to strengthen its national coverage. Based at Chatellerault, and with

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Kerry Group’s €33m Offer For Irish Cheese Maker Accepted

Global ingredients, flavours and consumer foods manufacturer Kerry Group has had its Eur33m offer for Newmarket Co-operative Creameries, the Irish

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Arla Foods Reveals Location For New £150 Million UK Dairy

  Arla Foods Reveals Location For New £150 Million UK Dairy

Arla Foods has announced that it will establish the world’s first zero carbon milk processing facility at Aston Clinton, Aylesbury,

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Consolidation in Irish Consumer Foods Market

  Consolidation in Irish Consumer Foods Market

Origin Enterprises, the Irish agri-nutrition and food business, and private equity firm CapVest have joined forces to create Valeo Foods

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Estrella Maarud Joins Savoury Snacks Industry Pledge

Estrella Maarud, a leading, Norwegian-owned manufacturer of savoury snacks for the Nordic and Baltic markets, has decided to join the

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Barry Callebaut to Expand Production Capacity After Global Supply Agreement With Kraft

  Barry Callebaut to Expand Production Capacity After Global Supply Agreement With Kraft

Barry Callebaut, the world’s largest manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, and Kraft Foods, the world’s second largest food company

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Nestle Continues Expansion in Central and Eastern Europe With New Service Centre in Ukraine

  Nestle Continues Expansion in Central and Eastern Europe With New Service Centre in Ukraine

Nestle is creating a new service centre in Ukraine to facilitate its continued expansion in the emerging markets of Central

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Coca-Cola Enterprises Sees Solid Growth Opportunities in Western Europe

  Coca-Cola Enterprises Sees Solid Growth Opportunities in Western Europe

Coca-Cola Enterprises, the world’s largest bottler of Coca-Cola products which will soon be focused purely on some of the largest

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UK Dairy Sector Responds to Carbon Footprinting Challenge

  UK Dairy Sector Responds to Carbon Footprinting Challenge

The first UK sector specific guidance for calculating the carbon footprint of all dairy products has been launched. Developed by

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Grupo Siro Opens €6m R&D Centre

Spanish food group Grupo Siro has opened a new Eur6m research and development facility at El Espinar in northern Spain.

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Coca-Cola Hellenic Opens New €130m Irish Facility

  Coca-Cola Hellenic Opens New €130m Irish Facility

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company’s Irish business has officially opened a new energy efficient bottling plant, computerised warehouse, and community-focused visitors

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Foster’s Turns Down Offer for Wine Business

  Foster’s Turns Down Offer for Wine Business

Foster’s, the Australian brewer and wine maker, is reported to have rejected a cash offer of up to A$2.7b (£1.6b)

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Own Stores Decline Hits Thorntons

  Own Stores Decline Hits Thorntons

Reported pre-tax profit before exceptionals fell 2.4% to £6.1m on flat revenue of £214.6m for the year ended June 26th

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Changing Consumer Preferences Undermine Profitability at Ukrainian Dairy Group

Ukrainian dairy business Ukrproduct Group has reported a 5.3% drop in year-on-year revenue to £20.7m for the first six months

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Highest British Food Inflation For a Year

Rising ingredients and input costs for food manufacturers are being reflected in a sudden rise in food retail prices but

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William Grant Establishes Global Marketing Office in Dublin

  William Grant Establishes Global Marketing Office in Dublin

Premium spirits business and independent Scottish family distiller, William Grant & Sons, has established its new global marketing office in

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New Head For Friesland Campina’s Ingredients Business

  New Head For Friesland Campina’s Ingredients Business

Owing to his retirement, Frans Visser will step down as a member of the executive board of Dutch dairy co-operative

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Dogged Full Year Performance By Pernod Ricard

  Dogged Full Year Performance By Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard, the world’s second largest spirits and wine group, has reported a 1% increase in net profit to Eur951m

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Investment Funds Buy into APM in France

An 80% stake in L’Alsacienne de Pates Menageres (APM), the French manufacturer of ready-to-use dough for tarts, pizzas, cakes and

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Nestle to Expand French Food Service Operation

Davigel Davifrais, Nestle’s French frozen and fresh food products distribution company, is reported to be planning to invest Eur6m to

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Sodiaal’s Acquisition of Entremont Gains French Approval

  Sodiaal’s Acquisition of Entremont Gains French Approval

The French Competition Commission has approved dairy group Sodiaal’s acquisition of Entremont Alliance, the loss making French cheese producer. The

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Emerging Markets Drive Heinz

  Emerging Markets Drive Heinz

Emerging markets such as China, India, Indonesia, Latin America and Russia are expected to deliver at least 20% of Heinz’s

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Interim Profit Surges at Arla Foods But a Challenging Autumn Ahead

  Interim Profit Surges at Arla Foods But a Challenging Autumn Ahead

Increased prices in the global market, rising foreign exchange rates as well as strict control of costs have allowed Scandinavian

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FrieslandCampina Doubles Interim Profit

  FrieslandCampina Doubles Interim Profit

Dutch dairy co-operative Royal FrieslandCampina has doubled profit to Eur156m, due to improved margins and volume growth, and increased revenue

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First Half Improvement at Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods

Russian dairy, food and beverages group Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods increased net income by 7.1% year-on-year to US$69.5m on revenue up 17.1%

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Solid First Half Profitable Growth By Kerry Group

  Solid First Half Profitable Growth By Kerry Group

Kerry Group, the global ingredients, flavours and consumer foods manufacturer, has achieved strong profitable growth in the first half of

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New Wine Trade Agreement Between EU and Australia

  New Wine Trade Agreement Between EU and Australia

A new agreement governing the Eur700 million wine trade between Australia and the European Union comes into force today (1st September

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Top Executive Leaves Nestle

  Top Executive Leaves Nestle

Richard Laube, executive vice president in charge of Nestle Nutrition, has decided to pursue personal opportunities outside Nestle and has

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Interim Profit Tumbles at Josef Manner

Josef Manner, one of Austria’s leading confectionary manufacturers, has reported a 2.4% fall in revenue to Eur72.1m for the first

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European Business News – Week ending September 10, 2010

The first signs that rising ingredient and other input costs for food manufacturers are starting to filter through to food

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Solid First Half Performance By Emmi

  Solid First Half Performance By Emmi

Helped by rising international sales, Swiss dairy group Emmi has increased net profit by 21.5% to SFr39.9m (Eur31m) on sales

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Carlsberg to Close Swiss Brewery

  Carlsberg to Close Swiss Brewery

Global brewer Carlsberg will concentrate its beer production in Switzerland at its main brewery at Rheinfelden and its site in

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